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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Emotional Affairs

What's the difference between an emotional affair and a physical affair? How do you know when you're having an emotional affair? Are they both affairs? What...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 21, 2018 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 9437 Views

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Couples: "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."

- Andre Maurois I’m not sure that a marriage needs to be rebuilt every day, but it does need to be built every day. Are you thinking, “I don’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by MaceyConrad, on Jun 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 9117 Views

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Couples: “True love is a decision between the head and the heart . . .

. . . Not just one or the other.” - Ines Johns I saw this in a novel I’m reading. I like it because we don’t live in the world completely...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 8611 Views

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Couples: Say Nice Things Behind Your Partner’s Back

Saying nice things about your beloved behind his/her back is another way of putting positive energy into your relationship. You can even tell her you did so, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 1, 2018
Last comment by JLN, on Jun 7, 2018 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 8372 Views

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Couples: 1st Date --> Marriage or Not Date at All

I met a wonderful couple with a young baby this week. She told me that on their first date she told him that this was either leading to marriage or it wasn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by joepumper, on May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 1 comment | 9956 Views

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Couples: . . . “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ . . . “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”

‘Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by ElaineB, on Apr 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 8144 Views

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"The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman

Dr. John Gottman is best known for the extensive couples research he's conducted over many years at his institute in Seattle -- fondly known as the "Love Lab."...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 10520 Views

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Could You Be In An Abusive Relationship and Not Know It?

The following article was shared with me and I think it's important for you to consider if you're in an abusive situation, even emotionally. The article is written...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 10, 2018
Last comment by Andrew F, on Mar 17, 2018 at 6:31 am | 6 comments | 10197 Views

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Couples: The ABCs of Love

I came across a new book for you to read. Whether you are just starting out together or have been a couple for a while, whether you are doing well or struggling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 10066 Views

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Couples: Engaged on Valentine’s Day! Topics to Discuss

Valentine’s Day is popular for marriage proposals. It’s romantic and lovely and you’re glowing with happiness. Congratulations! I want to be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm | 2 comments | 16769 Views

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Three Years Since Mom Died

It’s been three years since mom died. I still miss her very much. I also feel her love for me and mine for her in my heart so strongly that it transcends her...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by David Verns, on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm | 5 comments | 9184 Views

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Couples: What’s Important about Valentine’s Day?

I’m going to share some thoughts about what is and is not important about Valentine’s Day. This is not a complete list. Add your thoughts and ideas as...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 10490 Views

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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up

“To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.” - Ogden Nash Why...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Jan 24, 2018 at 4:01 am | 1 comment | 9179 Views

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Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .

. . . in the guise of your beloved. First of all, you’re not alone. Most people marry someone who is much like a parent. Often it’s the more difficult...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 19, 2018 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 9842 Views

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Couples: What is Marriage?

“When I'm weak, you can be strong; when I'm strong, you can be weak. That's what I believe marriage is.” - Gisele Bundchen No one likes to be weak,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 9, 2018 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 8875 Views

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Couples: Relationship Reset

Jen Elmquist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has written a book called Relationship Reset. It’s one of the best relationship books I’ve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 9184 Views

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I need your help: Tips for Couples Traveling Together

Hey Readers, What are your three tips for traveling together as a couple? Please provide practical as well as emotional tips. For example, how do you two handle...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 10435 Views

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Couples: Do These for 80% Chance of Divorce

Dr. John Gottman who runs the Love Lab in Seattle has done multi-decade research on couples. He can predict the couples who have an 80% chance of divorce based the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Dec 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 10650 Views

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Couples: . . . and I have Many Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful people! I'm grateful you read Couple's Net. I hope you continue to find value here. I'll keep writing to you. There...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 23, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm | 1 comment | 8918 Views

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Couples: Seven Simple Steps to Deal with Remodeling

Couples and remodeling . . . have you been through this? It is often a major problem between couples, leading them into counseling. My husband and I are remodeling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 9413 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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